O.C.S.O.

The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (also known as “Trappists”) is a Roman Catholic contemplative religious order, consisting of monasteries of monks and monasteries of nuns. We are part of the larger Cistercian family which traces its origin to 1098. As Cistercians we follow the Rule of St Benedict, and so are part of the Benedictine family as well. Our lives are dedicated to seeking union with God, through Jesus Christ, in a community of sisters or brothers.

  • Illah

    July 19, 2018 2:15 pm

    On July 14, 2018, Brother Cyril Ejezie was ordained a priest and Brother Levi Enyi...

  • Valserena

    July 13, 2018 9:28 am

    On July 11, 2018, Solemnity of St Benedict, Sister Marisa Diaz made solemn profession at...

  • Nsugbe

    July 10, 2018 2:59 pm

    On July 7, 2018 Brother Oliver Uzoh and Brother Marius Okoye were ordained priests, and...

  • Aiguebelle

    July 10, 2018 2:50 pm

    Dom Eric Antoine, Abbot of the Abbey of Aiguebelle (Diocese of Valence – France) since...

  • 2018 - 2019

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • Val d’Igny

    July 5, 2018
  • Val d’Igny

    July 3, 2018
  • Cîteaux (Melleray)

    June 28, 2018
  • Géronde

    June 25, 2018
  • Gethsemani (Holy Trinity)

    June 19, 2018

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Timadeuc

    France

  • Marija-Zvijezda

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Redwoods

    USA